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Written by Preetha Manivelan on July 13, 2020 Share on

Top Places In Chikmagalur – Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Chikmagalur is one of the beautiful cities in Karnataka, India. Situated in the western part of Karnataka, the city is famous for its pleasant climate and tea plantations, of course. Despite not being a destination that is most visited, it stands as home to amazing landscapes and lush green mountains. Moreover, you will be able to find so many places to visit in and around the city. Are you curious to know where to visit? Have a look at the top places that are mentioned below, to know how to explore Chikmagalur at its best:

Also read: Top adventurous things to do in Karnataka

Chikmagalur, Karnataka
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Top places in Chikmagalur

There are so many attractions in Chikmagalur which are beyond beautiful. Find below the top places that you can visit while you are there. Also, you will be able to know more about each and every place in detail.

  1. Mullayanagiri
  2. Kudremukh National Park
  3. Hebbe Falls
  4. Baba Budangiri
  5. Sringeri Sharada Peetham
  6. Kudremukh Peak
  7. Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple
  8. Kadambi Falls
  9. Belavadi
  10. Hirekolale Lake
  11. Kallathigiri Falls
  12. Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
  13. Tea Plantation walk at Chikmagalur
  14. Bhadra River
  15. Kemmangagundi

Also read: The Best Places to Visit in Bijapur when on a Vacation in Karnataka

1. Mullayanagiri

Located 45 km away from Chikmagalur, Mullayanagiri is one of the highest peaks in Karnataka. Reach the summit of this peak to witness some amazing views of the landscapes and also to get some blessings at the Shiva Temple. In addition, you can enjoy trekking, mountain biking and camping.

Location: Baba Budan Giri Range, Western Ghats
Timings: 24*7 open
Entry fee: No entry fee

Mullayanagiri, Chikmagalur
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2. Kudremukh National Park

Gracefully located amidst beautiful green mountains is Kudremukh National Park, home to a large variety of flora and fauna. Moreover, it is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, making it even more popular among the tourists.

Location: 95 km south-west of Chikmagalur town
Timings
: 6.00 AM to 6.00 PM
Entry fee
: 200 INR (for Indians) and 1,000 INR (for foreigners)

Kudremukh National Park, Chikmagalur
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3. Hebbe Falls

Located amidst thick forests and vast coffee plantations, Hebbe Falls becomes one of the top places to visit in Chikmagalur. With its breathtaking views, you will definitely fall in love with the place.

Location: Kesavinamane, Chikmagalur
Timings
: 6.00 AM to 6.00 PM
Entry fee
: No entry fee

Hebbe Falls, Chikmagalur
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4. Baba Budangiri

Located a few kilometres away to the north of Chikamagalur, Baba Budangiri becomes one of the easily accessible places to visit. With its pristine beauty, you will never feel like leaving the place. Also, you can have the best hiking and trekking experience here.

Location: Baba Budan range of the Western Ghats
Timings
: 8.00 AM to 5.00 PM
Entry fee
: No entry fee

Baba Budangiri, Chikmagalur
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5. Sringeri Sharada Peetham

Popularly known as Sringeri Mutt, it is one of the amazing places to visit in Chikamagalur. With its beautiful architecture, you can never find enough words to describe its beauty. Moreover, you will have a soothing experience there, with your soul rejuvenated.

Location: 88 km away from Chikmagalur
Timings
: From 6.00 AM to 2.00 PM and also from 5.00 PM to 9.00 PM
Entry fee
: No entry fee

Sringeri Mutt, Chikmagalur
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6. Kudremukh Peak

Witnessing some beautiful views from Kudremukh Peak is no less than a perfect eye-treat. It is one among the highest peaks in Karnataka which is enough to talk about how amazing the views will be.

Location: Chikmagalur district
Timings
: Open 24 hours
Entry fee
: From 1,800 INR per head

Kudremukh Peak, Chikmagalur
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7. Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple

Also known as Sri Adhishakthyamaka Annapoorneshwari Temple, this place is located in the banks of Bhadra River. You will surely be having a peaceful time if you are visiting Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple.

Location: Horanadu, Karnataka
Timings
: 6.30 AM to 9.00 PM
Entry fee
: No entry fee

Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple
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8. Kadambi Falls

How about watching the water falling from a height amidst beautiful greeneries? It will be breathtaking, right? In addition, you will enjoy a beautiful climate here. This is all about visiting Kadambi Falls in Chikmagalur.

Location: Inside the Kudremukh National Park, Chikmagalur
Timings
: 24 hours
Entry fee
: No entry fee

Kadambi Falls
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9. Belavadi

Belavadi is one of the national heritage sites dotted with so many temples and shrines. Visiting this place is one of the religious things that you can do at Belavadi. On your trip, make sure you visit a few temples, especially Sri Veera Narayana Temple.

Location: Between the Javagal and Chikmagalur route
Timings
: Open 24 hours
Entry fee
: No entry fee

Sri Veera Narayana Temple, Belavadi
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10. Hirekolale Lake

Hirekolale Lake is one of the beautiful lakes in Chikmagalur. The lake experiences a pleasant climate and also offers some panoramic views of the mountains. Moreover, this lake is used for irrigation purposes apart from just being a tourist place.

Location: Located 10 km away from Chikmagalur Bus Stand
Timings
: Open 24 hours
Entry fee
: No entry fee

Hirekolale Lake
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11. Kallathigiri Falls

Kallathigiri Falls is one of the smallest waterfalls, but an amazing place that you can visit in Chikmagalur. While you are there, don’t miss to visit the temples nearby, especially Old Veerabhadra Temple.

Location: 50 km away from Chikmagalur Bus Stand
Timings
: 7.00 AM to 6.00 PM
Entry fee
: No entry fee

12. Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

For all the animal lovers out there, what’s better than Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary to spot the best of wildlife? The best thing you can do here is, to opt for a jeep safari and spot some really rare animals. Because of this reason, your trip becomes extra exciting.

Location: 38 km to the north-west of Chikmagalur town
Timings
: 6.30 AM to 6.30 PM
Entry fee
: 400 INR per head

Also read: Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary -A Must-Visit In Karnataka

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
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13. Tea Plantation walk at Chikmagalur

Hey tea lovers, there is something special for you at Chikmagalur. Curious to know what? It is having a cup of tea made from fresh green leaves and also taking a stroll through the green beauty of these plantations. While you are walking, you think you can resist plucking a leaf and smelling the aroma of real tea? I guess not.

Location: Amidst Baba Budangiri range, Chikmagalur
Timings: Every day from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Entry fee: 380 INR per adult

Tea plantations at Chikmagalur
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14. Bhadra River

Soon after spotting the exciting wildlife at Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, your next stop should be Bhadra River. You can also have the best boating and fishing experience here. In addition, you can enjoy a few other exciting water activities too.

Location: Gangamoola near Kudremukh, Western Ghats range
Timings: For rafting, from 6.30 AM to 5 PM
Entry fee: 2,000 INR per head (for river rafting)

Bhadra River
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15. Kemmangagundi

Also called as Sri Krishnarajendra Hill Station, Kemmangagundi is one of the top picturesque places you can visit in Chikmagalur. The view of the beautiful valleys and lush greeneries from the top will leave you stunned for sure. Besides beauty, it also gives the best trekking experience. So, why not visit this beauty and feel the real love for nature?

Location: Tarikere Taluk, Chikmagalur
Timings
: Open 24 hours
Entry fee: No entry fee

Kemmangagundi
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So, start deciding which of these top places you want to visit on your trip to Chikmagalur. Especially, for those who told you that Chikmagalur is not more of a tourist destination, it’s time to prove them wrong! Visit this beautiful city and then you will realize why it is one of the worth-visiting unexplored places in Karnataka. Also, click some amazing pictures for a lifetime memory. To plan your trip, head out to the website of Pickyourtrail and check out the amazing packages to Chikmagalur in Karnataka. Also, you can customize the itinerary as per your choices. Leave a Whatsapp inquiry for more options.

Happy exploring!

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